DIABETES MELLITUS IN AIRCREW - TYPE I DIABETES IN A PILOT

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Authors
  1. Gray, G.W.
  2. Dupre, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Diabetes mellitus has tranditionally been considered disqualifying for flying duties. INcreasingly, our understanding of both Type I and Type II diabetes permits identificaiton of subgroups of diabetics with an acceptable aeromedical risk. A case is presented of a Canadian Forces pilot with Type I diabetes who continues on restricted flying duties. The pathophysilogy of Type I and Type II diabetes is discussed, as well as aeromedical considerations for returning a diabetic to flying status. Within an envelope of defined geographic and operational flying limitations, diabetic aircrew may be safely and usefully returned to restricted flying duties.
Report Number
DCIEM-94-56 — Reprint
Date of publication
01 May 1995
Number of Pages
5
Reprinted from
Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, vol 66, 1995, p 449-452
DSTKIM No
96-00607
CANDIS No
155059
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